Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2nd Test: England v Pakistan at Manchester, Jul 27-29, 2006
England won by an innings and 120 runs
27,28,29 July 2006 (5-day match)
  Pakistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Kamran Akmal c Trescothick b Harmison 4 27 18 1 0 22.22
5.6 and another one! Akmal caught in no-man's land, feet stuck in the crease and Trescothick at first slip takes an excellent catch as Geraint Jones does his old trick of diving straight across his team-mate. Could easily have got a fingertip to it, but Tresco kept his eyes on the ball& 9/2
View dismissal Imran Farhat c Pietersen b Harmison 0 15 11 0 0 0.00
3.5 and there's the breakthrough, and you have to say it was coming. Full and on off stump from Harmison, Imran couldn't resist the drive, and Kevin Pietersen took a comfortable squirted catch low at backward point. Another failure for Pakistan's openers, regardless of the new combination. 4/1
View dismissal Younis Khan c Collingwood b Harmison 44 100 62 6 0 70.96
25.1 wide outside the off stump – very much a loosener – and slashed straight to Collingwood in the gully. Five minutes ago Pakistan seemed to have weathered the storm. Two loose shots later, and the balance has completely shifted 90/4
View dismissal Mohammad Yousuf c †Jones b Panesar 38 84 58 6 0 65.51
24.4 trying to run the ball down to third man, Yousuf gets the thinnest of inside edges to Jones as Panesar sets off on his cross-country celebartion. That gives the morning to England and after winning the toss, Inzamam will not be happy to go to lunch three down. He will be even less amused that he has to go to the middle for seven minutes. 90/3
View dismissal Inzamam-ul-Haq* c Pietersen b Harmison 0 13 3 0 0 0.00
27.1 That. Is. Massive. Inzamam - he of the nine fifties in a row - is gone for a duck and it was a snorter! Leapt off a length, took the splice and looped to Kevin Pietersen at backward point. Pakistan have lost four wickets in a flash and England are rampant 93/6
View dismissal Faisal Iqbal c †Jones b Panesar 3 6 10 0 0 30.00
26.5 and there it is! Brilliant stuff from Panesar. Landed every ball on a sixpence and left the pitch to do the rest. This one jumped and Faisal's attempted cut is steered into Jones' gloves. England are flying 93/5
View dismissal Abdul Razzaq b Harmison 9 40 30 2 0 30.00
37.1 six for Harmison! And the end of an uncomfortable vigil for Razzaq. Always fearing the short ball after that blow to the helmet, he wasn't ready for the full one, which burst through his leaden foot-movement to take out middle-and-leg. Pakistan on the brink here. 118/9
View dismissal Shahid Afridi c Pietersen b Panesar 15 19 16 2 1 93.75
32.3 and there it is! Flatter and wider outside off stump, and another massive hoon from Afridi. Whirls his bat twice in his followthrough, but it makes no difference as Pietersen at point clings onto the steepler. Pakistan are in tatters! 112/7
View dismissal Mohammad Sami c Strauss b Harmison 1 5 7 0 0 14.28
33.5 and that's the five-fer! Harmison's first since Lord's last summer, and it was a routine length delivery, steered into Strauss's midriff at second slip. Never quite in line with the ball, and who can blame him? 113/8
Umar Gul not out 1 18 11 0 0 9.09
View dismissal Danish Kaneria run out (Pietersen/†Jones) 0 6 6 0 0 0.00
38.4 from Panesar, no mistake this time though! Kaneria pushed it behind square, Pietersen swooped again, Gul declined a suicidal single, and Jones gathered at the base of the stumps. Facile finish to a pretty limp effort from Pakistan 119/10
Extras (lb 2, w 2) 4
  Total (all out; 38.4 overs; 171 mins) 119 (3.07 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  MJ Hoggard 9 1 30 0 3.33 42 5 0
View wickets SJ Harmison 13 7 19 6 1.46 71 2 0
3.5 to Imran Farhat, and there's the breakthrough, and you have to say it was coming. Full and on off stump from Harmison, Imran couldn't resist the drive, and Kevin Pietersen took a comfortable squirted catch low at backward point. Another failure for Pakistan's openers, regardless of the new combination. 4/1
5.6 to Kamran Akmal, and another one! Akmal caught in no-man's land, feet stuck in the crease and Trescothick at first slip takes an excellent catch as Geraint Jones does his old trick of diving straight across his team-mate. Could easily have got a fingertip to it, but Tresco kept his eyes on the ball& 9/2
25.1 to Younis Khan, wide outside the off stump – very much a loosener – and slashed straight to Collingwood in the gully. Five minutes ago Pakistan seemed to have weathered the storm. Two loose shots later, and the balance has completely shifted 90/4
27.1 to Inzamam-ul-Haq, That. Is. Massive. Inzamam - he of the nine fifties in a row - is gone for a duck and it was a snorter! Leapt off a length, took the splice and looped to Kevin Pietersen at backward point. Pakistan have lost four wickets in a flash and England are rampant 93/6
33.5 to Mohammad Sami, and that's the five-fer! Harmison's first since Lord's last summer, and it was a routine length delivery, steered into Strauss's midriff at second slip. Never quite in line with the ball, and who can blame him? 113/8
37.1 to Abdul Razzaq, six for Harmison! And the end of an uncomfortable vigil for Razzaq. Always fearing the short ball after that blow to the helmet, he wasn't ready for the full one, which burst through his leaden foot-movement to take out middle-and-leg. Pakistan on the brink here. 118/9
  SI Mahmood 6 1 33 0 5.50 25 6 0 (1w)
  PD Collingwood 3 0 14 0 4.66 10 1 0 (1w)
View wickets MS Panesar 7.4 3 21 3 2.73 39 3 1
24.4 to Mohammad Yousuf, trying to run the ball down to third man, Yousuf gets the thinnest of inside edges to Jones as Panesar sets off on his cross-country celebartion. That gives the morning to England and after winning the toss, Inzamam will not be happy to go to lunch three down. He will be even less amused that he has to go to the middle for seven minutes. 90/3
26.5 to Faisal Iqbal, and there it is! Brilliant stuff from Panesar. Landed every ball on a sixpence and left the pitch to do the rest. This one jumped and Faisal's attempted cut is steered into Jones' gloves. England are flying 93/5
32.3 to Shahid Afridi, and there it is! Flatter and wider outside off stump, and another massive hoon from Afridi. Whirls his bat twice in his followthrough, but it makes no difference as Pietersen at point clings onto the steepler. Pakistan are in tatters! 112/7
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Sami 5 35 29 1 0 17.24
8.5 after showing good judgment thus far, Trescothick finally nibbles at one slanted across him and Akmal holds a routine chance. Game on 30/1
View dismissal AJ Strauss* c †Kamran Akmal b Abdul Razzaq 42 120 85 6 0 49.41
28.2 and what do you know? The very next delivery, Strauss is gone. And would you believe it, it was a nice tight line across his bows that grazed the edge of his bat! I might have mentioned he was bowling too wide beforehand, but I won't bang on about it 95/2
View dismissal AN Cook lbw b Umar Gul 127 341 260 18 0 48.84
91.6 and that's the breakthrough. Full-length and wicket-to-wicket. Cook came forward but rapped on the back pad. Umpire Bucknor was motionless for a good five seconds which is always ominous for the batsman. But Gul has deserved that. Easily the pick of Pakistan's bowlers 304/5
View dismissal KP Pietersen c Imran Farhat b Umar Gul 38 83 51 5 0 74.50
49.2 oh dear, oh dear! What a start for Pakistan. Pietersen, bristling as ever to get on with it, was drawn into another wide and swinging delivery. Never quite to the pitch and a flashing drive squirts ferociously to Mr Butterfingers himself, Imran Farhat at gully, who clings onto a screamer. Now we've got a game! 169/3
View dismissal PD Collingwood c Mohammad Sami b Umar Gul 48 147 128 3 2 37.50
87.2 and there's the breakthrough, with possibly the worst ball that Gul has bowled all match! A rank long-hop, Collingwood was surprised by how awful his first new-ball delivery was, and he simply paddled it off the splice to square leg. Embarrassed celebrations, but Pakistan won't mind that 288/4
IR Bell not out 106 198 135 13 1 78.51
View dismissal GO Jones lbw b Mohammad Sami 8 18 9 0 1 88.88
94.5 That was a poor shot. It was not that short but Jones shaped to pull the ball, missed by some way and would have lost his middle stump. An unconvincing innings and you can almost see the vultures gathering on the roof of the pavilion as the battered Jones trudges off 321/6
View dismissal SI Mahmood c & b Abdul Razzaq 12 47 29 2 0 41.37
104.6 attempted paddle through midwicket but he got a leading edge and the ball looped back to a grateful Razzaq. The crowd are silent and Pakistan barely manage any kind of celebration. Rarely can there have been a lower-key dismissal in a Test 357/7
View dismissal MJ Hoggard lbw b Shahid Afridi 6 41 30 1 0 20.00
115.3 and this time he's gone! A topspinner from Afridi, and Hoggard offers no stroke. Got a good stride in, but always dicey. Only suspicion was the height, but umpire Bucknor, after his lengthy deliberation, gives the nod. 384/8
View dismissal SJ Harmison c †Kamran Akmal b Danish Kaneria 26 58 50 4 0 52.00
130.6 tries another reverse sweep but only gets an edge into his pads and the balls loops high to Akmal. Kaneria finally has the wicket he really deserves and Harmison departs to warm applause 457/9
MS Panesar not out 3 7 7 0 0 42.85
Extras (b 9, lb 10, w 7, nb 14) 40
  Total (9 wickets dec; 133 overs; 552 mins) 461 (3.46 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mohammad Sami 28 5 92 2 3.28 128 14 1 (1w)
8.5 to Trescothick, after showing good judgment thus far, Trescothick finally nibbles at one slanted across him and Akmal holds a routine chance. Game on 30/1
94.5 to Jones, That was a poor shot. It was not that short but Jones shaped to pull the ball, missed by some way and would have lost his middle stump. An unconvincing innings and you can almost see the vultures gathering on the roof of the pavilion as the battered Jones trudges off 321/6
View wickets Umar Gul 28 2 96 3 3.42 128 14 0 (6nb, 1w)
49.2 to Pietersen, oh dear, oh dear! What a start for Pakistan. Pietersen, bristling as ever to get on with it, was drawn into another wide and swinging delivery. Never quite to the pitch and a flashing drive squirts ferociously to Mr Butterfingers himself, Imran Farhat at gully, who clings onto a screamer. Now we've got a game! 169/3
87.2 to Collingwood, and there's the breakthrough, with possibly the worst ball that Gul has bowled all match! A rank long-hop, Collingwood was surprised by how awful his first new-ball delivery was, and he simply paddled it off the splice to square leg. Embarrassed celebrations, but Pakistan won't mind that 288/4
91.6 to Cook, and that's the breakthrough. Full-length and wicket-to-wicket. Cook came forward but rapped on the back pad. Umpire Bucknor was motionless for a good five seconds which is always ominous for the batsman. But Gul has deserved that. Easily the pick of Pakistan's bowlers 304/5
View wickets Abdul Razzaq 19 4 72 2 3.78 86 8 0 (5nb, 5w)
28.2 to Strauss, and what do you know? The very next delivery, Strauss is gone. And would you believe it, it was a nice tight line across his bows that grazed the edge of his bat! I might have mentioned he was bowling too wide beforehand, but I won't bang on about it 95/2
104.6 to Mahmood, attempted paddle through midwicket but he got a leading edge and the ball looped back to a grateful Razzaq. The crowd are silent and Pakistan barely manage any kind of celebration. Rarely can there have been a lower-key dismissal in a Test 357/7
View wicket Danish Kaneria 37 8 106 1 2.86 171 8 2 (1nb)
130.6 to Harmison, tries another reverse sweep but only gets an edge into his pads and the balls loops high to Akmal. Kaneria finally has the wicket he really deserves and Harmison departs to warm applause 457/9
View wicket Shahid Afridi 21 0 76 1 3.61 87 9 1 (2nb)
115.3 to Hoggard, and this time he's gone! A topspinner from Afridi, and Hoggard offers no stroke. Got a good stride in, but always dicey. Only suspicion was the height, but umpire Bucknor, after his lengthy deliberation, gives the nod. 384/8
  Pakistan 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Kamran Akmal c †Jones b Harmison 4 35 28 0 0 14.28
7.3 got him! That was vicious! Short, and nasty, absolutely reared off a good length, Akmal trying to come forward, sent back in a tangle of limbs as the ball crashed into his gloves, and Geraint Jones took a fine tumbling catch behind the stumps. England's two injured players come to the party! 21/1
View dismissal Imran Farhat c Bell b Panesar 34 97 66 4 0 51.51
20.5 and there it is! And you had to say that was coming. Massive uncertainty from the batsman, too short for the drive, and enough tweak to take an inside-edge and balloon up to short leg. Wonderful bowling from Panesar, and England have another breakthrough! 60/2
View dismissal Younis Khan lbw b Panesar 62 171 119 8 0 52.10
48.6 huge appeal and gone! It’s the arm-ball. Monty Panesar strikes yet again; his fourth wicket of the innings. It would have hit the top of middle-and-leg according to Hawk-Eye. It was certainly too close to leave, as Khan did 161/5
View dismissal Mohammad Yousuf st †Jones b Panesar 15 42 32 2 0 46.87
32.1 What a start! Big appeal for a stumping already - and it's gone to the third umpire

Yousuf's toe is on the line ... and it's out! Big rip again from Monty, Yousuf overbalancing as he stretched forward to smother the spin, and his back foot just scraped out of the crease. Sharp work from Jones, and a massive breakthrough for England 101/3
View dismissal Inzamam-ul-Haq* c Cook b Panesar 13 18 19 1 0 68.42
36.6 and another replay coming up! England think that was a catch off Inzamam's boot, and they could be right ...

Straight down onto the toe, and looped up to silly point ...

It's gone!

Massive breakthrough for England, and that could be the gamebreaker. Inzamam never looked comfortable during his stay. He was shaken up by Harmison, and outfoxed by Panesar. 117/4
View dismissal Faisal Iqbal c Trescothick b Panesar 29 69 54 2 1 53.70
54.3 Monty’s got a five-for. This one turned sweetly for a simple catch to first slip 174/6
View dismissal Abdul Razzaq c †Jones b Harmison 13 73 41 2 0 31.70
67.1 and that's the victory! Another short ball, a swirling top-edge. Jones with the gloves calls for it and hurtles forward, clutches it well, and flings it high into the air to spark the celebrations! 222/10
View dismissal Shahid Afridi c Strauss b Harmison 17 18 17 2 1 100.00
59.1 in the right area from Harmison and Afridi sends a thick outside edge straight into Strauss’s hands at catchable height at second slip. Afridi completely misjudged the length, there 194/7
View dismissal Mohammad Sami c †Jones b Harmison 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
59.3 but that first lifter was one lifter too many! That was a horrible heave, a revolting smear across the line, thin edge and he had pirouetted a full 360 degrees before Jones took a simple catch! Two in three balls for Harmison! 194/8
View dismissal Umar Gul c †Jones b Harmison 13 14 16 1 1 81.25
63.3 there it is! Ten in the match for Harmison, and again it's the short ball. Angling down the leg-side, Gul had a swish and Jones took a thin tickle off the gloves. Normally you'll call that a strangle, but such has been his discomfort against the short ball, it was somewhat inevitable 208/9
Danish Kaneria not out 4 13 13 1 0 30.76
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 6, nb 4) 18
  Total (all out; 67.1 overs; 282 mins) 222 (3.30 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  MJ Hoggard 14 2 52 0 3.71 63 7 0 (3nb, 2w)
View wickets SJ Harmison 18.1 3 57 5 3.13 83 6 0 (3w)
7.3 to Kamran Akmal, got him! That was vicious! Short, and nasty, absolutely reared off a good length, Akmal trying to come forward, sent back in a tangle of limbs as the ball crashed into his gloves, and Geraint Jones took a fine tumbling catch behind the stumps. England's two injured players come to the party! 21/1
59.1 to Shahid Afridi, in the right area from Harmison and Afridi sends a thick outside edge straight into Strauss’s hands at catchable height at second slip. Afridi completely misjudged the length, there 194/7
59.3 to Mohammad Sami, but that first lifter was one lifter too many! That was a horrible heave, a revolting smear across the line, thin edge and he had pirouetted a full 360 degrees before Jones took a simple catch! Two in three balls for Harmison! 194/8
63.3 to Umar Gul, there it is! Ten in the match for Harmison, and again it's the short ball. Angling down the leg-side, Gul had a swish and Jones took a thin tickle off the gloves. Normally you'll call that a strangle, but such has been his discomfort against the short ball, it was somewhat inevitable 208/9
67.1 to Abdul Razzaq, and that's the victory! Another short ball, a swirling top-edge. Jones with the gloves calls for it and hurtles forward, clutches it well, and flings it high into the air to spark the celebrations! 222/10
  SI Mahmood 6 1 22 0 3.66 25 2 0 (1nb)
View wickets MS Panesar 27 4 72 5 2.66 127 7 2
20.5 to Imran Farhat, and there it is! And you had to say that was coming. Massive uncertainty from the batsman, too short for the drive, and enough tweak to take an inside-edge and balloon up to short leg. Wonderful bowling from Panesar, and England have another breakthrough! 60/2
32.1 to Mohammad Yousuf, What a start! Big appeal for a stumping already - and it's gone to the third umpire

Yousuf's toe is on the line ... and it's out! Big rip again from Monty, Yousuf overbalancing as he stretched forward to smother the spin, and his back foot just scraped out of the crease. Sharp work from Jones, and a massive breakthrough for England 101/3
36.6 to Inzamam-ul-Haq, and another replay coming up! England think that was a catch off Inzamam's boot, and they could be right ...

Straight down onto the toe, and looped up to silly point ...

It's gone!

Massive breakthrough for England, and that could be the gamebreaker. Inzamam never looked comfortable during his stay. He was shaken up by Harmison, and outfoxed by Panesar. 117/4
48.6 to Younis Khan, huge appeal and gone! It’s the arm-ball. Monty Panesar strikes yet again; his fourth wicket of the innings. It would have hit the top of middle-and-leg according to Hawk-Eye. It was certainly too close to leave, as Khan did 161/5
54.3 to Faisal Iqbal, Monty’s got a five-for. This one turned sweetly for a simple catch to first slip 174/6
  KP Pietersen 2 0 11 0 5.50 9 1 1

Match details


Toss - Pakistan, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 4-match series 1-0
Player of the match - SJ Harmison (England)
Umpires - SA Bucknor (West Indies) and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - IJ Gould
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - JH Evans
Close of play
  • Thu, 27 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 168/2 (AN Cook 65*, KP Pietersen 38*, 49 ov)
  • Fri, 28 Jul - day 2 - Pakistan 2nd innings 12/0 (Kamran Akmal 2*, Imran Farhat 9*, 4 ov)
  • Sat, 29 Jul - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 222 (67.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Pakistan 1st innings
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 31/2 in 14.0 overs (Younis Khan 16, Mohammad Yousuf 10)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 17.1 overs (104 balls), Extras 2
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (Younis Khan 29, Mohammad Yousuf 20, Ex 1)
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 93/4 in 26.0 overs (Inzamam-ul-Haq 0, Faisal Iqbal 3)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 30.5 overs (187 balls), Extras 4
    • England 1st innings
    • Tea: England - 49/1 in 15.0 overs (AJ Strauss 29, AN Cook 5)
    • England: 50 runs in 16.3 overs (101 balls), Extras 10
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (AJ Strauss 23, AN Cook 27, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: England - 95/1 in 28.0 overs (AJ Strauss 42, AN Cook 36)
    • England: 100 runs in 28.4 overs (177 balls), Extras 13
    • AN Cook: 50 off 93 balls (7 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (AN Cook 19, KP Pietersen 29, Ex 2)
    • England: 150 runs in 41.6 overs (258 balls), Extras 14
    • England: 200 runs in 61.1 overs (377 balls), Extras 25
    • Drinks: England - 203/3 in 63.0 overs (AN Cook 81, PD Collingwood 11)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 126 balls (AN Cook 20, PD Collingwood 24, Ex 9)
    • England: 250 runs in 74.2 overs (462 balls), Extras 32
    • AN Cook: 100 off 208 balls (14 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 182 balls (AN Cook 49, PD Collingwood 39, Ex 13)
    • Lunch: England - 272/3 in 79.0 overs (AN Cook 114, PD Collingwood 40)
    • England 1st innings: 1x7 ball over (82nd over, Danish Kaneria, called by Umpire SA Bucknor)
    • New Ball Taken: England 286/3 after 86.3 overs (AN Cook 120, PD Collingwood 48)
    • England: 300 runs in 90.1 overs (559 balls), Extras 34
    • Drinks: England - 315/5 in 94.0 overs (IR Bell 19, GO Jones 2)
    • England: 350 runs in 102.5 overs (635 balls), Extras 35
    • Tea: England - 357/7 in 105.0 overs (IR Bell 40)
    • IR Bell: 50 off 61 balls (7 x 4)
    • England: 400 runs in 118.5 overs (735 balls), Extras 39
    • Drinks: England - 411/8 in 121.0 overs (IR Bell 77, SJ Harmison 9)
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (IR Bell 32, SJ Harmison 19, Ex 1)
    • IR Bell: 100 off 127 balls (13 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • England: 450 runs in 129.5 overs (801 balls), Extras 40
    • Pakistan 2nd innings
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 36/1 in 17.0 overs (Imran Farhat 18, Younis Khan 10)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 19.5 overs (124 balls), Extras 5
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 31.3 overs (195 balls), Extras 14
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 101/2 in 32.0 overs (Younis Khan 34, Mohammad Yousuf 15)
    • Younis Khan: 50 off 91 balls (6 x 4)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 44.2 overs (272 balls), Extras 14
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 158/4 in 48.0 overs (Younis Khan 60, Faisal Iqbal 17)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 167/5 in 52.1 overs (Faisal Iqbal 23, Abdul Razzaq 1)
    • Tea: Pakistan - 167/5 in 52.1 overs (Faisal Iqbal 23, Abdul Razzaq 1)
    • Rain: Pakistan - 167/5 in 52.1 overs (Faisal Iqbal 23, Abdul Razzaq 1)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 62.1 overs (381 balls), Extras 17
 
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